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Aboriginal Communities on the Rise | A RAW Talks Special Edition

Credits:RAW Talks A ground-breaking interview series on Indigenous economic development and the resource sector in Canada. It explores the thoughts, individual experiences, and collective stories of successful Aboriginal and business leaders. The series is led by this short video bringing together the highlights from the interviews. Over the course of one month, we will sequentially […]

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Carleton Researchers Awarded almost $2 Million for Innovative Projects through SSHRC

June 15, 2018 Carleton University researchers were awarded almost $2 million in funding for 11 research projects through Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grants. The projects touch on a wide range of subjects, from tracking the trade of human remains, and relationships between Mexico, Canada and the United States, to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201827 Views

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Affordable Homes for Indigenous People Open in Nanaimo

NANAIMO, BC, June 15, 2018  – Indigenous people in Nanaimo now have access to new affordable rental homes resulting from a partnership between the governments of Canada and British Columbia, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre’s new townhome development at 1406 Bowen Rd., features 25 units […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201827 Views

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Public Notice: City of Winnipeg Insect Control Branch and Heliport Relocation Project — Public Comments Invited

June 15, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed City of Winnipeg Insect Control Branch and Heliport Relocation Project, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Agency invited the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the project and its potential effects on the environment, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201828 Views

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Winner of SIIT’s Leadership Award – a passion for fashion and inclusion

SIIT’s second annual President’s Award for Leadership was presented to Hunter McLean at the 2018 Convocation ceremony held today at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. The award recognizes one graduating student annually based on three criteria: commitment to their education, enhancing the student experience, and demonstrating SIIT values. McLean, a member of the James Smith Cree […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201824 Views

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Public Notice: Milton Logistics Hub Project – Review Panel Invites Comments on Information Request Responses

June 15, 2018 – The Review Panel established for the joint process for the review of the proposed Milton Logistics Hub Project is notifying participants that the comments on the responses prepared by the proponent, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), to Information Request packages 1 to 5 are due on July 16, 2018. Information Request packages […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201829 Views

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Iqaluit Community Cleanup 2018

15 June 2018  Iqaluit’s 2018 community cleanup will take place Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bags and gloves will be available in the parking lot of the Unikkaarvik Visitors’ Center between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the day of the cleanup. Supplies can also be picked up from the Visitors’ […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201819 Views

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MMIWG: Regina Media Advisory – Part II Institutional Hearings: Police Policies and Practices

June 15, 2018 Vancouver, BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will continue with Part II of the Truth Gathering process by hosting an Institutional Hearing on Police Policies and Practices. This event will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Hotel Saskatchewan from Monday, June 25 to Friday, June […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201820 Views

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Protester yells ‘our salmon are dying,’ at B.C. premier during news conference – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018 VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan’s news conference about protecting British Columbia’s wild salmon stocks was interrupted by a protester shouting “you sold us out,” and “our salmon are dying.” The woman loudly accused Horgan of allowing the province’s ocean-based aquaculture industry to continue operating while wild salmon stocks are struggling […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201824 Views

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Atlantic Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 15, 2018  (Canada-US-Agriculture) Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says he and U-S Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue both know they can get a trade deal that will be a win-win for farmers in both countries. MacAulay made the comments while hosting his American counterpart at his family’s farm in Midgell, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201821 Views

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Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon showcases how the city is aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Winnipeg, June 15, 2018—Today, the United Way Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) unveiled a new Peg website—mypeg.ca—and a new report that show how local actions are part of creating a stronger city and healthier world. Revealed at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce June luncheon, the new Peg website uses innovative technology […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201824 Views

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Queen’s University researchers receive over $3 million in funding for research to advance understanding of people and societies

June 15, 2018 KINGSTON – Twenty-four Queen’s University researchers are recipients of over $3 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Insight and Partnership Grants program are designed to support their work in a range of disciplines that build knowledge and understanding about people, societies, and the world. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201818 Views

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Gone for Canada Day:’ Protest camp taken down at Saskatchewan legislature – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018  By Ryan McKenna THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ A months-old camp on the Saskatchewan legislature lawn where people had been protesting racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children apprehended by child-welfare workers has been dismantled. Protester Prescott Demas said Friday that he wasn’t surprised when authorities came to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201823 Views

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Share in the national celebration! – GuelphToday

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Join us at Market Square Thursday, June 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to celebrate the rich culture, unique hertiage and notable achievements of Canada’s Métis, Inuit and First Nations Peoples. There will be a drum circle, food and craft vendors, live music and dancing, children’s activities, and teen World Hoop Dance […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201819 Views

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Environmental Trust Fund invests $418,000 in Miramichi region projects

15 June 2018 MIRAMICHI (GNB) – The provincial government is providing $418,000 under the Environmental Trust Fund for thirteen projects in the Miramichi region in 2018-19. “The Environmental Trust Fund is a long-standing funding program that strategically invests in smaller, grassroots projects that have a big impact,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “Every […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201819 Views

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Alberta launches pilot project giving free legal advice to sex assault victims – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018  EDMONTON _ Alberta is launching a pilot project to help victims of sexual assault learn about and assess their legal options. Stephanie McLean, the minister for the status of women, says $700,000 will be given to the Elizabeth Fry Society for a three-year pilot project to deliver free legal advice. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201830 Views

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Around Town: National Aboriginal Day – Tbnewswatch.com

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by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201826 Views

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New financial assistance for Quebec’s SADC and CAE Small Business Support initiative

From: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions News release These organizations can rely on nearly $1.4 million to support an initiative for women and Indigenous entrepreneurs June 15, 2018 – Lac–Beauport, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) The Government of Canada is committed to developing a strong regional economy by investing in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201827 Views

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AB Government: Free legal advice for survivors of sexual violence

A new pilot program will help sexual violence survivors know their rights and options as they seek healing and justice. Status of Women is providing a $700,000 grant to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton to design, deliver and evaluate a three-year pilot program that will give sexual violence survivors free, confidential legal advice. Launching […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201820 Views

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The Government of Canada is taking action to protect species at risk

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada June 15, 2018 – Gatineau, Quebec From coast to coast to coast, nature is at the heart of Canada’s national identity. Our rivers, mountains, lakes, and oceans—along with the wildlife species that depend on them—are a natural legacy for all Canadians to discover, enjoy, and preserve. The Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201815 Views

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BC Government: Wild salmon protection driving newly appointed Wild Salmon Advisory Council

June 15, 2018 The backgrounder was updated on June 15, 2018 VICTORIA – With pressures mounting on wild salmon stocks, the British Columbia government is bringing together experts from around the province to develop a strategy for restoring and sustaining B.C.’s salmon populations, announced Premier John Horgan. The Wild Salmon Advisory Council will provide key […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201821 Views

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NU Government: Quality of Life Secretariat call for funding proposals

15 June 2018 The Department of Health’s Quality of Life Secretariat is accepting funding proposals for suicide prevention initiatives for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Non-profit organizations and community governments in Nunavut are encouraged to submit funding proposals for community-led projects focused on suicide prevention, intervention and post-intervention. Activities eligible for funding include, but are not […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201818 Views

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Longest Consecutive Serving Chief in Canada Receives Honourary Diploma from SIIT

During the 2018 Convocation SIIT recognized Chief Marie-Anne DayWalker-Pelletier with a Honourary Diploma in Business Administration. “Awarding a honourary diploma is really the highest honour we can give someone,” stated SIIT President and CEO, Riel Bellegarde. In seeking recipients SIIT’s Board of Governors look for well respected leaders in the Indigenous community that strongly value […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201818 Views

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Showcase opportunity: Manitoba Music in Toronto | Deadline: June 28

June 14, 2018 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM, Thursday June 28, 2018 Manitoba Music is presenting a showcase in Toronto on October 23, 2018. This showcase is an opportunity to perform for and network with key Toronto music industry professionals including labels, agents, publishers, supervisors, publicists and more. For several years, Manitoba Music has presented this fall […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201814 Views

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Capilano University seeks mural artists

NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. June 13, 2018 – Capilano University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this momentous occasion, the University has teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to help transform 10 prominent exterior walls on its North Vancouver campus, and one at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus, into full-colour painted murals. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201811 Views

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CUPW: Celebrating Indigenous Values and Mother Earth on National Indigenous Peoples Day, and Each and Every Day

Thursday June 14 2018 2015-2019/377 The longest day of the year falls on June 21, when the life-giving sun shines longest in the northern hemisphere. Historically, it is revered for the renewal of the cycles of life and the seasons. The Canadian Government has also recognized this day as National Indigenous Peoples Day “to celebrate […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201821 Views

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Fierce Girls web series empowers Indigenous girls – Westman Journal

From New Zealand to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, teenage superheroes provide alternative narrative Like many web series created with kids in mind, Fierce Girls wants its young viewers to embrace their inner superheroes. Unlike most series, however, it employees a distinctly Indigenous approach that runs counter to Hollywood ideas around superheroes, according to Fierce Girls’ lead […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201818 Views

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Federal report calls for reforms, new funding in nature protection – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018  OTTAWA _ A new federal report calls for big changes in how natural areas are protected. The national advisory panel on how Canada should meet its 2020 conservation goals says the current approach is failing. The panel’s report says a new agency should be formed to co-ordinate provincial and federal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201819 Views

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Canada’s Premiers Stand with Canadian Workers, Businesses and Communities Impacted by U.S. Protectionism

June 15, 2018 – Canada’s Premiers stand united with the Government of Canada as it proposes countermeasures in response to the United States (U.S.) federal government’s unfounded steel and aluminum tariffs. Premiers also continue to be concerned about the recent unwarranted U.S. tariffs placed on Canadian exports of uncoated groundwood paper (newsprint). Provincial and territorial […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201826 Views

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KidsRights Index 2018: insufficient budget for children’s rights

Dinsdag, Juni 12 2018 – Amsterdam, June 12th – International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University Rotterdam today published the KidsRights Index 2018. The annual global ranking – issued for the sixth consecutive year – maps how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve the rights of the child. The scope and methodology […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201812 Views

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MFNERC: Next Education Directors’ Forum

In partnership with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, MFNERC will host the next ED meeting on June 18, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport. If you have any questions please contact Christa Lee at 204-594-1290 ext. 2149 or christal[at]mfnerc[dot]com. An agenda will be forwarded once it is finalized. Letter of Invite and Registration Thank you, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201821 Views

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Canada reaffirms its commitment to people with disabilities at the Eleventh Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

June 15, 2018              Gatineau, Quebec             Employment and Social Development Canada From June 12 to 14, 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement represented Canada at the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the United […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201829 Views

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Protest camp torn down near dawn at Saskatchewan legislature – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 15, 2018 11:57 REGINA – A camp on the Saskatchewan legislature lawn where people had been protesting racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children apprehended by child-welfare workers has been dismantled. The protesters included the mother of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man who was killed by a farmer in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201819 Views

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Province Issues Expression of Interest for Priority Infrastructure Projects

June 15, 2018 NEEPAWA—The Manitoba government is accepting expressions of interest (EOI) from across the province to identify priority cost-shared infrastructure projects, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced here today at the Midwestern June District Meeting. “We want to hear from Manitobans what their priority projects are over the next five years,” said Wharton.  “We […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201824 Views

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Government of Canada supports Ontario innovators through Build in Canada Innovation Program

Driving Canadian innovations from the lab to the marketplace June 15, 2018 – Sudbury, Ontario – Public Services and Procurement Canada Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, the Government of Canada is connecting Canadian innovators with their vital first customer and helping generate sustainable economic growth in communities across the country. Today, Paul Lefebvre, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201825 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the new Premier of Nunavut

June 15, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the new Premier of Nunavut: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Savikataaq, who was chosen as the new territorial Premier by Members of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. “Nunavut has one of the fastest growing and youngest populations […]

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Digital series set to empower indigenous girls

They’re young, they’re fierce and they’re changing the way the next generation of indigenous women see themselves and the world around them. Fierce Girls is a new international online series aimed at young indigenous girls, providing them with an engaging immersive story using a range of social media platforms. It will feature live action and […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201823 Views

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KRG: Student employment opportunities

Looking for a summer job? The Kativik Regional Government is hiring students in Nunavik! Interested in working with us? Here are the possibilities: -Administrative Secretary – Human Resources Department in Kuujjuaq; -Sanajiit Program – Sustainable Employment Department in Kuujjuaq; -Office Clerk – Sustainable Employment Department in Salluit; -Community Reintegration Officer – Legal Department in Kuujjuaq; […]

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Métis Nation Skills and Employment Training Accord signed

First sub-accord to be endorsed by leaders following Canada-Métis Nation Accord June 15, 2018                    Ottawa, Ontario                    Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Government of Canada is taking a major step forward in its renewed nation-to-nation relationship with the Métis Nation. In a signing ceremony between the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of […]

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Saskatchewan’s Mimimum Wage once again set to Increase in October

June 15, 2018 The minimum wage in Saskatchewan will increase to $11.06 an hour from $10.96 an hour on October 1, 2018. The increase is the 10th since this government took office.  An indexation formula has been used to calculate increases in the minimum wage since 2011. The province also continues to have a low […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201819 Views

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CIRA report: Grassroots organizations share gaps and solutions for Canada’s internet

June 13, 2018, OTTAWA – Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released The gap between us: Perspectives on building a better online Canada , which captures the experiences, opinions and proposed solutions of 70 grassroots organizations across Canada working to make the internet better for Canadians. These organizations, working on the frontlines of Canada’s internet, share […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201816 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Duclos joins families in Montréal to make an announcement regarding the strengthening of the Canada Child Benefit

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce how the Government of Canada is improving the Canada Child Benefit to better help working families. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the announcement. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. DATE:        Monday, June 18, […]

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Province Releases Report on Manitoba-First Nations Mineral Development Protocol

June 15, 2018 Working Together to Build a Brighter Future In the North: Pedersen The Manitoba government has released the Co-chairs’ Report on the Manitoba–First Nations Mineral Development Protocol, which includes key findings and recommendations on ways to create certainty in order to advance mineral development projects in a timely way, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201824 Views

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Amnesty calls for independent probe into OPP treatment of Mohawk protesters – Thestar.com

June 15, 2018 TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY—A decade has passed since relations between Indigenous people and police here reached a breaking point. And what happened after an explosive incident continues to be questioned. Amnesty International is calling on the province to launch an independent probe into why OPP officers held five Indigenous men in plastic handcuffs […]

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Tulo student profile: Annamarie Demchuk, class of 2018 valedictorian, Enoch Cree Nation tax administrator – FNTC

June 13, 2018 Annamarie (Morin) Demchuk is a member of the Enoch Cree Nation, located just outside the city of Edmonton, AB.  She has a strong background in education and business and holds an MBA. Anna strongly believes in lifelong learning, having recently graduated from the Tulo Centre with a Certificate in First Nation Tax […]

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MNBC: Notice of Postponement for General Elections – Nicola Valley & District Métis Society

June 13th, 2018 Nicola Valley & District Métis Society serves its members notice that their Saturday, June 16, 2018, general elections has had to be postponed and a new date will be posted and infomation will be made available to all members very soon. For more information call: Debra Huber, A/President: 1-250-378-0345 NT5

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Retiring Provost Dr. David Witty Reflects on Years at VIU

June 14, 2018 Much to be proud of and thankful for at University Dr. David Witty, outgoing Provost and Vice-President Academic at Vancouver Island University (VIU), knew he was blessed in his new role as he traveled on the ferry one day eight years ago to visit VIU’s Powell River Campus. There were a few […]

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Premier-Designate Doug Ford Announces an End to Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax

June 15, 2018 TORONTO — Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his cabinet’s first act following the swearing-in of his government will be to cancel Ontario’s current cap-and-trade scheme, and challenge the federal government’s authority to impose a carbon tax on the people of Ontario. “I made a promise to the people that we would […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201821 Views

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BC’s 25 Friendship Centres hits one million points of service per year

Victoria, BC – BC Friendship Centres hit milestone service delivery across BC with over one million points of service within a year. The 25 Friendship Centres that make up the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres saw over 4,500 clients a week walk through their doors seeking services in a year. Through a variety of […]

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Indigenous students complete training program at Royal Military College of Canada

June 15, 2018 – Kingston, Ont. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) concluded today at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), marking the end of the year-long program focused on developing leaders for Indigenous communities and the Canadian Armed Forces. The program offers Indigenous youth the opportunity […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201828 Views

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